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The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is 5.78, according to Bankrate.com, while the average rate for a 15-year mortgage is 4.95. On a 30-year jumbo mortgage, the average rate is 5.78 and the average rate on a 5/1 ARM is 4.31.
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30-year fixed mortgage interest rate
The average rate rose on a 30-year fixed mortgage from 5.63 a day ago to 5.78. Today’s rate is below the 52-week high of 6.11%.
On a 30-year fixed mortgage, the APR is 5.80, lower than it was last week. The APR, or annual percentage rate, comprises the interest rate of a loan and the finance charges of a loan. This is the overall cost of your loan.
At an interest rate of 5.78, a 30-year fixed mortgage would cost $580 per month in principal and interest (taxes and fees not included) per $100,000, according to the Forbes Advisor mortgage calculator. In total interest, you would pay 48,992 over the life of the loan.
15-year fixed mortgage rates
Today, the 15-year fixed mortgage rate is 4.95, higher than it was yesterday. Last week it was 5:20 a.m. Today’s rate is above the 52-week low of 4.53%.
The APR on a 15-year fixed is 4.98. This time last week it was 5.22.
At the current interest rate of 4.95, a 15-year fixed rate mortgage would cost approximately $531 per month in principal and interest per $100,000. You would pay around 41,500 in total interest over the life of the loan.
Giant Mortgage Rates
On a 30-year jumbo, the average interest rate is 5.78, lower than it was at the same time last week. The average rate was 6.00 at this time last week. The 30-year fixed rate on a jumbo mortgage is currently above the 52-week low of 6.11%.
Borrowers with a 30-year fixed-rate jumbo mortgage with a current interest rate of 5.78 will pay $578 per month in principal and interest per $100,000. This means that on a $750,000 loan, the monthly principal and interest payment would be approximately $578, and you would pay approximately $48,608 in total interest over the life of the loan.
5/1 Adjustable Rate Mortgage Rates
On an ARM 5/1, the average rate rose to 4.31 from 4.30 yesterday. The average rate was 4.29 last week. Today’s rate is currently below the 52-week high of 4.32%.
Borrowers with a 5/1 ARM of $100,000 with today’s interest rate of 4.31 will pay $495 per month in principal and interest.
Calculate your mortgage payment
Mortgages and mortgage lenders are often a necessary part of buying a home, but figuring out what you’re paying and what you can actually afford can be tricky.
Using a mortgage calculator can help you estimate your monthly mortgage payment based on your interest rate, purchase price, down payment and other expenses.
Here’s what you’ll need to calculate your monthly mortgage payment:
- house price
- Deposit amount
- Interest rate
- term of the loan
- Taxes, insurance and all HOA fees
Saving for a house
You may know you need to save enough for a down payment, but it takes more money than that to get through the home buying process. Also, after buying, you need to furnish your new home and track potential repairs.
Here are six things to prepare for when saving for a home:
- Advance payment
- Inspection and evaluation
- Closing costs
- Ongoing charges
- Home furnishings
- Repairs and renovations
What is APR?
The annual percentage rate, or APR, takes into account interest, fees and time. This is the total cost of your loan and includes both the interest rate of the loan and its finance charges.
The APR can help you understand the total cost of a mortgage if you keep it for the full term. Keep in mind that the APR is often higher than the interest rate.